Going up: Pay rises for Vale Council staff are likely to increase the annual wage bill by £2,587,000

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is likely to rubber stamp next week a new paydeal for its 4,000 staff which will add £2,587,000 to the authority’s existing wage and salary costs.

The Vale Council’s ruling cabinet was given a series of 5 different options to meet pressure from the unions for pay rises

The job of Penarth Piermaster disappeared in April this year in Vale Council cuts

The recommendation is that the council should proceed with “Option 5” which will produce a potential 2-year pay deal for staff on “NJC Terms & Conditions for 2018/19 and for 2019/20”. 

The arrangements would apply to  approximately 4,000 staff working directly for the council itself or for schools in the Vale of Glamorgan .

The pay award has two parts:-

  1.  A straightforward percentage increase for 2018/19 and
  2. “More complex grade changes for 2019/20”.

An internal report says that in introducing the increases and amended pay scales the council is “Responding to pressures of the National Living Wage” and providing “longer term sustainability”.

In a number of grades pay-differentials have been squashed or eliminated – but all employees should end-up better-off under the new deal.

The total extra cost of the deal to the Vale Council is  “around £2,587,000″ and there are likely to be what the council calls “further cost implications from April 2020” – but this will depend on “staff turnover”

The total increase in the council’s pay bill  for 2018/19 and 2019/20 will be 5.6%.


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  1. Frank Evans says:

    And the final salary pensions which the council tax payers are not on.

  2. jack says:

    I don’t grudge the ordinary staff a rise, as long as they are working efficiently but I am worried that we have so many of the highest paid local government officials in the whole of Wales. The Vale has 3% of Wales’ population, and yet 6 of the 10 highest paid officials …. that just cannot be right!

  3. George says:

    Is the current RPI or CPI 5%, so what is this figure linked to then. happy to pay another tenner a month council tax to pay for them, worth every penny. Crazy think of a number any number………………..

  4. Big Davey says:

    Another great shot of the masonic portico entrance to the vale. Can’t be more blatant that this is a Mason’s run council office.

  5. snoggerdog says:

    up the workers, get rid of 70% of keytappers,they can join us on P.D.N.

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